I also love how people take recipes and run with it. Everybody will tweak and change and make it their own. Whether it's a long-forgotten recipe you've been looking for for ages, or an ethnic dish you need to impress the in-laws with, chances are somebody has written a post about it. In fact, chances are many people have written about it, so not only do you have several recipes, but also several ideas to play with.
One cuisine I've never known much about before, and enjoy reading more about, is Lebanese, and my good friend Arlette's blog, Phoenician Gourmet, is one of the great ones around. I love reading her posts, and I always learn something new from her recipes. Arlette and I have decided to celebrate our cross-cultural friendship with a competition for our readers. We challenge you to take any Lebanese or South African recipe, tweak it, chop and change it, and make it your own. We will do a round-up, and the most original adaptation will win our prize, which we will send to you wherever you are.
The prizes are two beautiful dish towels and a fabulous Nordic Ware reversible cookie cutter, with 4 winter shapes each side, from CSNstores.com.